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Total crime 73%
Violent crime 115%
Property crime 66%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanford/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,624n/a (estimate)4,3132,5242,489
Murder2n/a3.35.25.0
Rape62n/a101.939.442.6
Robbery116n/a190.775.581.6
Assault317n/a521.0258.3250.2
Violent crime497n/a (estimate)817378379
Burglary315n/a517.7295.2340.5
Theft1,689n/a2,775.91,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft123n/a202.2181.8219.9
Property crime2,127n/a (estimate)3,4962,1462,110

Key findings

  • Sanford crime rates are 73% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sanford are 115% higher than the national average
  • In Sanford you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sanford is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sanford has increased by 2%

Sanford crime map

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The Sanford crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Sanford as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Sanford crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Sanford (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Sanford for every 100,000 residents. The Sanford total amount of daily crime is 1.71 times more than the Florida average and 1.73 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Sanford, is 2.16 times more than the Florida average, and it is 2.15 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Sanford has a daily crime average that is 1.63 times more than the Florida average and 1.66 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Sanford (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Sanford to every other city in Florida, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Sanford safe? The gauges above illustrate that Sanford is safer than 8% of every city located within Florida along with 5% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Florida and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Sanford, FL is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sanford

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sanford is 1 in 123
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sanford is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sanford is 1 in 24
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Sanford, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 123. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 29 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Sanford is 1 in 24.

      Year Over Year Crime In Sanford (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Sanford is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Sanford has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 17% in Sanford, while property crimes in Sanford have decreased by 1%. Total crime has increased by 2% year over year.

      Sanford police department

      ItemSanfordFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)13131,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.44.23.3
      There are a total of 131 Sanford police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 43.4% less than the Florida average and 26.3% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Florida

      StateTotal offendersFlorida /100KNational /100K
      Florida53,771330266
      There are a total of 53,771 sex offenders in Florida. This yields a total of 330 sex offenders in Florida per 100,000 residents which is 24% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Geneva, FL2,61776434511
      Winter Springs, FL34,439122658779
      Oviedo, FL37,545131684815
      Heathrow, FL6,157123698821
      Chuluota, FL2,392143813957
      Lake Helen, FL2,6781069871,093
      Lake Mary, FL15,4781121,1471,260
      Sanford, FL57,0398173,4964,313

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Tinley Park, IL57,125391,2691,308
      Midwest City, OK56,9302703,3033,573
      Brentwood, CA56,9232542,0392,292
      Medford, MA57,1802029151,117
      Santee, CA56,8391671,3731,540
      Sanford, FL57,0398173,4964,313
      Source: The Sanford, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.